Body Image Research Paper

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Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks. More than 40% of boys in middle school and high school regularly exercise with the goal of increasing muscle mass.Okay, so what is body Image? The way a person feels about his/her own body, whether good or bad, and the way he or she interprets others' opinions about their own body and appearance. As well, how a person feels while constantly compared to others in regards to appearance. What is society?A group of people that set a standard and everyone that is affected by that standard is part of it...Society is a rather odd organization. It uses such tactics like "Think like everyone else", "Be like everyone else", and…show more content…
When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence that makes you beautiful regardless of whether you physically look like a supermodel. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body. Look at yourself as a whole person. When you see yourself in a mirror or in your mind, choose not to focus on specific body parts. See yourself as you want others to see you – as a whole person. Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are. Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person. You can overpower those negative thoughts with positive ones. The next time you start to tear yourself down, build yourself back up with a few quick affirmations that work for you. Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body. Work with your body, not against it. Become a critical viewer of social and media messages. Pay attention to images, slogans, or attitudes that make you feel bad about yourself or your body. Protest these messages: write a letter to the advertiser or talk back to the image or

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